This week's Exploit Workshop is a bit different... That's because it's not an Exploit Workshop at all, but a Digital Privacy Workshop / Crypto Party!
Why Digital Privacy?
Privacy is the space in which ideas are developed, to retreat into whenever you want. This space is not only physical but digital as well. This is a right guaranteed by the 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We've begun hosting cryptoparties here in Portland as a service to educate the general public about how they can better protect their privacy now and for the future.
What is a CryptoParty?
CryptoParties are open for everyone but especially for people without prior knowledge that didn't dare attend yet, free and most of all fun.
CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web and general security advice for computers and smartphones.
This is a free skill-sharing event with other Cryptography and Privacy technology experts, working along side and sharing information with people new to Crypto and Privacy.
Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, bring a laptop or smartphone if you have one, if not, bring a USB thumbdrive, a pen and a pad of paper.
If you want to learn about how to encrypt your files and communicate securely in a laid back, relaxed setting then this is the event to come to!
Get in contact
If you want to help plan the event, or just join in on the fun you can contact us by emailing cryptoparty (AT) pdxhs (DOT) org